The MHRA Style Guide Online
A Handbook for Authors and Editors • Third Edition
From Chapter 1, 'Preparing Material For Publication'
This chapter deals with the preparation of copy for editing and subsequent publication in any medium. Many of its principles also hold for the form in which articles are submitted for consideration by journal editors (see 1.2.1). Since most publishers require authors to supply copy in digital format, usually as an email attachment or on disk, this chapter is written on the assumption that the reader will be using a word processor. In this chapter, ‘typed’ means ‘prepared on a keyboard’ and ‘typescript’ refers to any form of copy produced in this way.